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Turltebot laser striking frame in gazebo simulation

asked 2012-11-19 13:59:47 -0500

JonW gravatar image

I'm currently experimenting with navigation for a simulated turtlebot using the turtlebot_navigation package. I was having trouble getting a stable position estimate when I noticed that the simulated LIDAR appears to be striking the frame of the robot which appears to be interefering with the pose estimate generated by the amcl package. I have modified the minimum range of the laser to 0.3m, but this does seem to be a temporary solution.

Should the simulated sensor be moved so that is does not strike the frame, or is there a method for directing the navigation system to ignore LIDAR returns that do not meet specific criteria?

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answered 2015-06-29 02:21:32 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

The simulated sensor is designed to work the same as the real sensor, which also can hit the poles.

Typically obstacle avoidance algorithms have methods for eliminating self observations. Commonly you ignore anything inside the footprint or known to be near parts of the robot model.

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